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Dick Polman

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MAGA values Blue Lives? Remind them of how they treated Ofc. Michael Fanone | Dick Polman

By: - August 2, 2021

Fascism takes root when people en masse fall down the rabbit hole of alternative reality.

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Biden told us what we already know about the MAGA assault on voting rights. Now to stop it | Dick Polman

By: - July 19, 2021

Democrat seize the moral high ground. But unlike their craven opponents, all too often they bring squirt guns to a shooting war.

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Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather. What could possibly go wrong? | Dick Polman

By: - July 12, 2021

“How do you address the fact that weather changes are caused to some degree by humans when you have a media property with a history of challenging that fact?” one expert asked.

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N.Y. indictment is just the start of Trump’s troubles | Dick Polman

By: - July 5, 2021

it always helps to remember that Al Capone was finally brought down not for murder, but for unpaid taxes.

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With debate over communion: Yet another reason for the Catholic church to lose members | Dick Polman

By: - June 28, 2021

The church opposes the death penalty on principle, but has never sought to deny communion to Catholic politicians who support it.

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Journalists can’t be neutral in the war on American democracy | Dick Polman

By: - June 21, 2021

The old days of both sides false-balance journalism, the old days of writing “on the one hand, on the other hand," are over.

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Texas is whitewashing its racist history | Dick Polman

By: - June 14, 2021

Defending slavery was a major impetus for Texas' decision to break away from Mexico and establish an independent republic.

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RIP, Va. Sen. John Warner. A Republican who worked across the aisle. Imagine that | Dick Polman

By: - May 30, 2021

Warner, a veteran, retired in 2009. Imagine how he would’ve felt working with insurrectionist goons like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley.

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Democrats shouldn’t negotiate with terrorists over 1/6 panel | Dick Polman

By: - May 24, 2021

Do the commission without them. If the insurrectionist abetters are not part of the probe process, it frees up the Democrats to be more firmly in charge.

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Is Chris Christie pathetic, shrewd, or just pathetically shrewd? | Dick Polman

By: - May 17, 2021

He’s so desperate for a piece of the action, so hungry for relevance, that he thinks he can have a bakery of cakes and eat them too.

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Laud Liz Cheney for defending the truth. But don’t forget that her father lied us into war | Dick Polman

By: - May 10, 2021

Dick the veep was a notorious liar who helped turn the GOP into the monster that’s poised to devour his daughter.

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This is Amy Coney Barrett’s supreme conflict of interest | Dick Polman

By: - May 3, 2021

It’s hard these days to keep track of all the decrepitude in public life, so forgive me if I highlight some new sleaze that has likely escaped your notice.